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Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Thursday: 10:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Friday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
  • Ephrata Cloister


Winter History Class

Date(s): 02/06/2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A. Folks from Away: the Gimbsheim Migration to Ephrata

     Dr. Jeff Bach

B. Modern Immigration in Lancaster County 

     Stephanie Gromek & guests, Church World Services

SNOW POLICY:  We will try to hold class whenever possible.  If winter weather forces a change, check the television or radio and listen for the actions of the Ephrata Area School District.  If the Ephrata schools are delayed two hours or closed, our class is canceled for the day.  We will attempt to make a special announcement on the WGAL Channel 8 television station, and you can always check their website at  In the event that our class is canceled, we will make every attempt to reschedule the speakers.  You can also check our website after 8:00 a.m.

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Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata